2020 -2021 – B.Sc Spec Hons – Atmospheric Science Stream

First Year Courses

Fall

CHEM 1000 - Chemical Structure (3 Credits)

CHEM 1000 – Chemical Structure (3 Credits)

Course Description:

Introduction to chemistry with emphasis on physical and electronic structure of matter, including gases, liquids and solids. Topics include behaviour of gases; thermochemistry; atomic structure and periodic table; chemical bonding and architecture; structure of liquids and solids; frontiers of chemistry. Two and one-half lecture hours per week, one tutorial hour per week, six three-hour laboratory sessions. One term. Three credits.

Prerequisites: OAC chemistry, 12U chemistry or SC/CHEM 1500 4.00 or equivalent.

Course credit exclusions: SC/CHEM 1100 3.00, SC/ISCI 1201 3.00, SC/ISCI 1210 6.00.

EECS 1011 - Computational Thinking Through Mechatronics (3 Credits)

Course Description:

The Objectives of 1011 are threefold: providing a first exposure to procedural programming, teaching students a set of soft computing skills (such as reasoning about algorithms, tracing programs, test-driven development), and demonstrating how computers are used in a variety of engineering disciplines. It uses problem-based pedagogy to expose the underlying concepts and an experiential laboratory to implement them. An integrated computing environment (such as MATLAB) is used so that students can pick up key programming concepts(such as variables and control flow) without being exposed to complex or abstract constructs. The problems are chosen with consultation with the various engineering disciplines in the Faculty with a view of exposing how computing is used in these disciplines.

Course credit exclusions: LE/EECS1541 3.00.

MATH 1013 - Applied Calculus I (3 Credits)

Course Description:

Introduction to the theory and applications of both differential and integral calculus. Limits. Derivatives of algebraic and trigonometric functions. Riemann sums, definite integrals and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Logarithms and exponentials, Extreme value problems, Related rates, Areas and Volumes.

Prerequisite: SC/MATH 1520 3.00, or 12U Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U) or equivalent.

Course credit exclusions: SC/MATH 1300 3.00, SC/MATH 1505 6.00, SC/MATH 1530 3.00, SC/MATH 1550 6.00, GL/MATH/MODR 1930 3.00, AP/ECON 1530 3.00, SC/ISCI 1401 3.00 and SC/ISCI 1410 6.00.

MATH 1014 - Applied Calculus II (3 Credits)

Course Description:

Calculus in Polar Coordinates. Techniques of Integration. Indeterminate Forms. Improper Integrals. Sequences, infinite series and power series. Approximations. Introduction to ordinary differential equations.

Prerequisite(s): One of SC/MATH 1013 3.00, SC/MATH 1300 3.00, GL/MATH 1901 3.00, or SC/ISCI 1401 3.00 ; for non-science students only, six credits from SC/MATH 1530 3.00 and SC/MATH 1540 3.00, SC/MATH 1550 6.00, AP/ECON 1530 3.00 and AP/ECON 1540 3.00.

Course credit exclusions: SC/MATH 1310 3.00, SC/MATH 1505 6.00, GL/MATH/MODR 1940 3.00, SC/ISCI 1402 3.00, SC/ISCI 1410 6.00.

MATH 1025 - Applied Linear Algebra (3 Credits)

Course Description:

Topics include spherical and cylindrical coordinates in Euclidean 3-space, general matrix algebra, determinants, vector space concepts for Euclidean n-space (e.g. linear dependence and independence, basis, dimension, linear transformations etc.), an introduction to eigenvalues and eigenvectors.

Prerequisites: 12U Advanced functions (MHF4U) or equivalent.

Course credit exclusions: SC/MATH 1021 3.00, SC/MATH 2221 3.00, GL/MATH/MODR 2650 3.00.

PHYS 1011 - Physics 1 (3 Credits)

Course Description:

Topics include linear, rotational and oscillatory motion; Newtonian mechanics; work and energy; gravitation; waves and sound. Differential calculus and vector algebra are used. This course covers topics in greater depth than SC/PHYS 1411 3.00 or SC/PHYS 1421 3.00. It should be taken by all those likely to enroll in 2000-level physics courses, and is a prequel to SC/PHYS1012 3.0.

Prerequisites: 12U Physics or OAC Physics or SC/PHYS 1510 4.00; MHF4U Advanced Functions and MCV4U Calculus and Vectors, or 12U Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus, or OAC Algebra and OAC Calculus, or SC/MATH 1505 6.00, or SC/MATH 1520 3.00.

Course credit exclusions: SC/PHYS 1010 6.00; SC/PHYS 1411 3.00, SC/PHYS 1420 6.00; SC/PHYS 1421 3.00; SC/PHYS 1800 3.00; SC/ISCI 1310 6.00; SC/ISCI 1301 3.00.

Winter

CHEM 1001 Chemical Dynamics (3 Credits)

CHEM 1001 Chemical Dynamics (3 Credits)

Course Description:

This course complements SC/CHEM 1000 3.00 – with emphasis on chemical change and equilibrium. Topics include chemical kinetics; chemical equilibrium; entropy and free energy as driving forces for chemical change; electrochemistry; frontiers in chemistry.

Prerequisites: OAC chemistry, 12U chemistry or SC/CHEM 1500 4.00 or equivalent.

Course credit exclusions: SC/ISCI 1202 3.00, SC/ISCI 1210 6.00.

*CHEM 1000 - Chemical Structure (3 Credits)

Course Description:

Introduction to chemistry with emphasis on physical and electronic structure of matter, including gases, liquids and solids. Topics include behaviour of gases; thermochemistry; atomic structure and periodic table; chemical bonding and architecture; structure of liquids and solids; frontiers of chemistry. Two and one-half lecture hours per week, one tutorial hour per week, six three-hour laboratory sessions. One term. Three credits.

Prerequisites: OAC chemistry, 12U chemistry or SC/CHEM 1500 4.00 or equivalent.

Course credit exclusions: SC/CHEM 1100 3.00, SC/ISCI 1201 3.00, SC/ISCI 1210 6.00.

ESSE 1012 - The Earth Environment (3 Credits)

Course Description:

Provides essential topics in Earth environment (Earth and oceanic science, atmospheric science, and geology) and explores the role played by global and local scale processes in shaping our planet. Concepts are described; the latest technology discussed, and links between engineering disciplines are provided. The course lectures are complemented by hands-on laboratory and field experience. Prerequisites: 12U calculus and vectors or 12U advanced functions, or SC/MATH 1515 3.00; 12U physics or SC/PHYS 1510 4.00. Corequisites: LE/ENG 1101 4.00; LE/ENG 1102 4.00; SC/PHYS 1800 3.00, SC/PHYS 1801 3.00.

*MATH 1014 - Applied Calculus II (3 Credits)

Course Description:

Calculus in Polar Coordinates. Techniques of Integration. Indeterminate Forms. Improper Integrals. Sequences, infinite series and power series. Approximations. Introduction to ordinary differential equations.

Prerequisite(s): One of SC/MATH 1013 3.00, SC/MATH 1300 3.00, GL/MATH 1901 3.00, or SC/ISCI 1401 3.00 ; for non-science students only, six credits from SC/MATH 1530 3.00 and SC/MATH 1540 3.00, SC/MATH 1550 6.00, AP/ECON 1530 3.00 and AP/ECON 1540 3.00.

Course credit exclusions: SC/MATH 1310 3.00, SC/MATH 1505 6.00, GL/MATH/MODR 1940 3.00, SC/ISCI 1402 3.00, SC/ISCI 1410 6.00.

MATH 1025 - Applied Linear Algebra (3 Credits)

Course Description:

Topics include spherical and cylindrical coordinates in Euclidean 3-space, general matrix algebra, determinants, vector space concepts for Euclidean n-space (e.g. linear dependence and independence, basis, dimension, linear transformations etc.), an introduction to eigenvalues and eigenvectors.

Prerequisites: 12U Advanced functions (MHF4U) or equivalent.

Course credit exclusions: SC/MATH 1021 3.00, SC/MATH 2221 3.00, GL/MATH/MODR 2650 3.00.

PHYS 1012 - Physics II (3 Credits)

Course Description:

A sequel to PHYS1011 3.0. Topics include electrostatics; magnetostatics; electric current, DC circuits, and induction; electromagnetic waves, optics. Differential and integral calculus and vector algebra are used. This course covers fewer topics than SC/PHYS 1411 3.00 or SC/PHYS 1421 3.00, but covers them in greater depth. It should be taken by all those likely to enrol in 2000-level physics courses.

Prerequisite: SC/PHYS1011 3.00, or a minimum grade of C in either SC/PHYS 1411 3.00 or SC/PHYS 1421 3.00; SC/MATH1013 3.00 or equivalent.

Corequisite(s): SC/MATH 1014 3.00, or SC/MATH 1505 6.00, or equivalents.

Course credit exclusions: SC/PHYS 1410 6.00; SC/PHYS 1420 6.00; SC/PHYS 1412 3.00; SC/PHYS 1422 3.00; SC/PHYS 1801 3.00; SC/ISCI 1310 6.00; SC/ISCI 1302 3.00

 * Offered in Fall / Winter

3 Non-Science Credits Requirements

Note: For students transferring into the EATS program, the following are acceptable substitutes for the 6 credit foundational science (physics) requirement: SC/PHYS 1800 3.00 and SC/PHYS 1801 3.00; or SC/ISCI 1310 6.00; or SC/ISCI 1301 3.00 and SC/ISCI 1302 3.00; or any of the following with a minimum grade of C in each course: SC/PHYS 1410 6.00; SC/PHYS 1420 6.00; SC/PHYS 1411 3.00 and SC/PHYS 1412 3.00; SC/PHYS 1421 3.00 and SC/PHYS 1422 3.00

Second Year Courses

Fall

EECS 2501 -Fortran and Scientific Computing (1 Credit)

Course Description:

Covers computer-base problem solving in a variety of scientific and engineering settings. Introduces the FORTRAN programming language and its interface with scientific libraries. Applications are drawn mainly from scientific areas such as numerical methods, processing experimental data, simulation and data visualization.

Prerequisites: cumulative GPA of 4.50 or better over all major EECS courses (EECS courses without second digit “5” are not major courses); One of LE/EECS 1020 3.00 or LE/EECS 1021 3.00 or LE/EECS 1022 3.00 or LE/EECS 1530 3.00.

 

MATH 2015 - Applied Multivariate and Vector Calculus (3 Credits)

Course Description:

Topics covered include partial derivatives; grad, div, curl and Laplacian operators; line and surface integrals; theorems of Gauss and Stokes; double and triple integrals in various coordinate systems; extrema and Taylor series for multivariate functions.

Prerequisite: One of SC/MATH 1010 3.00, SC/MATH 1014 3.00, SC/MATH 1310 3.00; or SC/MATH 1505 6.00 plus permission of the course coordinator.

Course credit exclusions: SC/MATH 2010 3.00, SC/MATH 2310 3.00, GL/MATH 2670 3.00, GL/MODR 2670 3.00, GL/MATH 3200 3.00.

MATH 2271 - Differential Equations for Scientists and Engineers (3 Credits)

Course Description:

Introduction to ordinary and partial differential equations, including their classification, boundary conditions, and methods of solution. Equations, methods, and solutions relevant to science and engineering are emphasized, and exploration is encouraged with the aid of software. Three lecture hours per week. One term. Three credits.

Prerequisites: One of SC/MATH 2015 3.00, SC/MATH 2310 3.00 or equivalent; one of SC/MATH 1025 3.00, SC/MATH 2022 3.00, SC/MATH 2222 3.00 or equivalent.

Course Credit Exclusions: SC/MATH 2270 3.00, GL/MATH 3400 3.00.

PHYS 2020 - Electricity and Magnetism (3 Credits)

Course Description:

The elements of electric and magnetic fields are developed together with DC and AC circuit theory.

Prerequisites: SC/PHYS 1010 6.00, or SC/PHYS 1800 3.00 and SC/PHYS 1801 3.00, or SC/ISCI 1310 6.00, or a minimum grade of C in SC/PHYS 1410 6.00 or SC/PHYS 1420 6.00.

Corequisite: SC/MATH 2015 3.00.

*3 Credits from the list of 15 Credits required below

Winter

ESSE 2030 - Geophysics and Space Science (3 Credits)

Course Description:

Seismic waves, earthquake fault plane solutions, tectonics on a sphere, geochronology, paleomagnetism, Earth’s magnetic field, its origin and deformation by solar winds. VLBI measurements of fluctuations of Earth rotation, gravitational perturbations of satellite orbits, planetary exploration and communications issues.

Prerequisites: SC/MATH 1014 3.00; SC/PHYS 1800 3.00 and SC/PHYS 1801 3.00 or SC/PHYS 1010 6.00 or a minimum grade of C in SC/PHYS 1410 6.00.

PRIOR TO SUMMER 2014: SC/MATH 1014 3.00; SC/PHYS 1010 6.00, or a minimum grade of C in SC/PHYS 1410 6.00.

 

ESSE 2470 - Introduction to Continuum Mechanics (3 Credits)

Course Description:

Introductory tensor algebra and calculus. Stress and strain analysis. Symmetry of stress tensor, equilibrium conditions. Lagrangian and Eulerian descriptions of strain. Physical interpretation of stress, strain and strain rate tensors. Conservation laws in continua. Consistency and compatibility considerations. Constitutive relations.

Prerequisites: LE/EECS 1011 3.00; SC/MATH 1025 3.00; SC/MATH 2015 3.00; SC/PHYS 1800 3.00 and SC/PHYS 1801 3.00 or SC/PHYS 1010 6.00, or a minimum grade of C in SC/PHYS 1410 6.00.

ESSE 2012 - Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology (3 Credits)

Course Description:

An introduction to atmospheric dynamics on the global, synoptic, meso- and micro-scales, interpretation of weather maps, weather prediction and numerical models, convection, thunderstorms, tropical cyclones, and hurricanes. The course lectures are complemented by hands on laboratory experience.

Prerequisite(s): LE/EECS 1541 3.00; SC/MATH 1013 3.00 and SC/MATH 1014 3.00, or equivalents; SC/PHYS 1010 6.00 or SC/PHYS 1410 6.00 or SC/PHYS 1800 3.00 and SC/PHYS 1801 3.00 Date of submission: 2017-12-05

GEOG 2420- Introductory Statistical Analysis in Geography Or MATH 2565 - Introduction to Applied Statistics Or MATH 2930 - Introductory Probability and Statistics (3 Credits)

GEOG 2420 3.00   Introductory Statistical Analysis in Geography (Fall/Winter)

(Crosslisted to: SC/GEOG 2420 3.00)

Course Description:

This introductory course aims to provide a working knowledge of several statistical techniques which are widely used in many branches of geography. Some attention is also given to broader questions concerning the nature of the scientific method.

Prerequisites: 24 credits successfully completed. This course is intended primarily for students majoring in geography and is normally taken during the second-year of study. Course credit exclusions: AP/ECON 2500 3.00, AP/POLS 3300 6.00, AP/SOCI 3030 6.00, HH/KINE 2050 3.00, HH/KINE 3150 3.00, HH/PSYC 2020 6.00, HH/PSYC 2021 3.00, SC/BIOL 2060 3.00, SC/MATH 2560 3.00, SC/MATH 2565 3.00, SC/MATH 2570 3.00.

MATH 2565 3.00   Introduction to Applied Statistics (Fall /Winter)

Course Description:

The aim of this course is to give students in various disciplines some fundamental tools in statistical inference. Students will understand when and how to use statistical tools such as the z, t or chi-squared tests, regression analysis, analysis of variance and various other techniques. Students will learn how to use the statistical software R for data analysis.

Prerequisites: High school MATH 11U or MATH 11U/C. Course credit exclusions: SC/MATH 2930 3.00, SC/BIOL 2060 3.00, AP/ECON 2500 3.00, AP/SC/GEOG 2420 3.00, HH/KINE 2050 3.00, SC/MATH 2560 3.00, SC/MATH 2570 3.00, HH/PSYC 2020 6.00, SB/OMIS 1000 3.00. NCR note: Students who have passed SC/MATH 1131 3.00 may not take SC/MATH 2565 3.00.

MATH 2930 3.00   Introductory Probability and Statistics (Fall /Winter)

Course Description:

This is an applied probability and statistics course for engineering students. The aim is to provide an application oriented introduction to probability and statistics. The examples will be from a wide selection of engineering disciplines. The probability component is about 30% of the lectures. About 40% of the time, the lectures and tutorials focus on solving practical statistical problems that emerge from engineering problems.

Prerequisites: SC/MATH 1014 3.00 or equivalent; SC/MATH 1025 3.00 or equivalent; LE/EECS 1011 3.00 or equivalent.

Course credit exclusions: SC/MATH 1131 3.00; SC/MATH 2560 3.00; SC/MATH 2570 3.00; SC/MATH 2565 3.00.

 3  Non-Science Credits Requirements

3  Non-Science Credits Requirements

 *15 credits (to include at least 3 credits from EATS courses) from:

LE/ESSE 3130 3.00, LE/ESSE 4000 3.00, LE/ESSE 4000 6.00, LE/ESSE 4020 3.00, LE/ESSE 4220 3.00, LE/ESSE 4240 3.00, LE/ESSE 4600 3.00, SC/GEOG 2400 6.00, SC/GEOG 4205 3.00, SC/GEOG 4210 3.00, SC/GEOG 4215 3.00, SC/GEOG 4310 3.00, SC/GEOG 4400 3.00, SC/MATH 3242 3.00, SC/MATH 3271 3.00, SC/MATH 3410 3.00, SC/PHYS 2060 3.00, SC/PHYS 3050 3.00, SC/PHYS 4120 3.0

Third Year Courses

Fall

ESSE 3030 -Atmospheric Radiation and Thermodynamics (3 Credits)

(Crosslisted to: SC/PHYS 3080 3.00)

Course Description:

Applications of basic thermodynamic principles to dry and moist atmospheric situations. Solar (short wave) and terrestrial (long wave) radiation with respect to absorption and scattering processes involving atmospheric atoms, molecules, aerosol particles and clouds.

Prerequisites: SC/MATH 2015 3.0; SC/MATH 2271 3.00; SC/PHYS 1010 6.00, or a minimum grade of C in SC/PHYS 1410 6.00 or SC/PHYS 1420 6.00.

 

ESSE 3040 - Atmospheric Dynamics I (3 Credits)

Course Description:

Dynamics of large-scale weather systems. Development of the equations of motion, geostrophy, thermal wind, vorticity and divergence, Ekman layers and the quasi-geostrophic theory.

Prerequisites: LE/ESSE 2010 3.00; LE/ESSE 2470 3.00 or SC/PHYS 2010 3.00; SC/MATH 2015 3.00; SC/MATH 2271 3.00.

PRIOR TO FALL 2014: Prerequisites: LE/EATS 2010 3.00; LE/EATS 2470 3.00 or SC/PHYS 2010 3.00; SC/MATH 2015 3.00; SC/MATH 2271 3.00.

PRIOR TO SUMMER 2013: Prerequisites: SC/EATS 2010 3.00; SC/EATS 2470 3.00 or SC/PHYS 2010 3.00; SC/MATH 2015 3.00; SC/MATH 2271 3.00.

ESSE 3600 - Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Spatial Analysis (3 Credits)

Course Description:

Fundamentals of geographic information systems (GIS) and spatial analysis. Functional requirements of GIS. Geopositioning, map projections, coordinate systems and transformations. Data sources. Modelling of real world, spatial and attribute data. Vector and raster data models and structures. Data conversion and integration. Topological relationships and structures. Data processing and spatial analysis. Editing and data quality. Data management and spatial database structures. Visualization of spatial data. Introduction to GIS modelling.

Prerequisites: LE/ESSE 1010 3.00 or LE/ESSE 1012 3.00; LE/EECS 1011 3.00 or LE/EECS 1541 3.00; SC/MATH 1014 3.00; SC/MATH 1025 3.00; SC/MATH 2930 3.00 or SC/MATH 2565 3.00 or SC/GEOG 2420 3.00; Date of submission: 2018-04-03 The fundamental concepts and techniques of GIS are presented along with detailed discussion of computer implementation. The emphases include database management and map analysis/spatial modelling. PC ArcView with Spatial Analyst extension GIS programs are used for hands-on exercises.

Prerequisites: LE/EECS 1540 3.00 or LE/EECS 1030 3.00 or LE/EECS 1520 3.00; SC/MATH 2560 3.00 or AP/GEOG 2420 3.00 or SC/GEOG 2420 3.00 or SC/MATH 1131 3.00; SC/MATH 1025 3.00 or SC/MATH 1013 3.00; both LE/ESSE 1010 3.00 and LE/ESSE 1011 3.00, or LE/ESSE 2030 3.00, or AP/GEOG 1400 6.00 or SC/GEOG 1400 6.00, or permission of the Instructor.

MATH 3241 - Numerical Methods I (3 Credits)

(Crosslisted to: LE/EECS 3121 3.00)

Course Description:

An introductory course in computational linear algebra. Topics include simple error analysis, linear systems of equations, non-linear equations, linear least squares and interpolation.

Prerequisites: One of SC/MATH 1010 3.00, SC/MATH 1014 3.00, SC/MATH 1310 3.00; one of SC/MATH 1021 3.00, SC/MATH 1025 3.00, SC/MATH 2221 3.00; one of LE/EECS 1540 3.00, LE/EECS 2031 3.00, or LE/EECS 2501 1.00.

Course credit exclusions: LE/EECS 3121 3.00, LE/CSE 3121 3.00 (prior to Fall 2014), SC/CSE 3121 3.00 (prior to Summer 2013).

Winter

ESSE 3020 - Global Geophysics and Geodesy (3 Credits)

Course Description:

Studies of isostatic equilibrium and glacial rebound; seismic tomography and spherical harmonic representation of gravity and the geoid; Earth rotation and geodesy; geothermal heat flow and mantle convection.

 Prerequisites: LE/ESSE 2030 3.00; LE/ESSE 2470 3.00 or SC/PHYS 2010 3.00 or permission of Instructor; SC/MATH 2015 3.00; SC/MATH 2271 3.00; SC/PHYS 2020 3.00.

 

ESSE 3280 - Physics of the Space Environment (3 Credits)

Course Description:

An introduction to the physical processes of the upper atmosphere, the ionosphere, the magnetosphere and the heliosphere, and the interactions that occur with space vehicles that traverse these regions of space.

Prerequisites: SC/PHYS 2020 3.00, SC/MATH 2271 3.00.

Course Credit Exclusions: LE/EATS 3280 3.00 (prior to Fall 2014), SC/EATS 3280 3.00 (prior to Summer 2013).

*6 Credits from the list of 15 credits required below

3  Non-Science Credits Requirements

3 Elective Credits Requirements

Final Year Courses

Fall

ESSE 4050 - Synoptic Meteorology I (3 Credits)

Course Description:

Analysis of mid-latitude synoptic scale weather systems: an introduction to storm tracks, fronts and air masses, and diagnostic methods. Analysis and interpretation of surface weather maps and upper-air charts.

Prerequisite or corequisite: LE/ESSE 3040 3.00.

PRIOR TO FALL 2014: Prerequisite or corequisite: LE/EATS 3040 3.00.

PRIOR TO SUMMER 2013: Prerequisite or corequisite: SC/EATS 3040 3.00.

 

ESSE 4120 - Cloud Physics and Radar Meteorology (3 Credits)

Course Description:

Thermodynamics of cloud processes. Buoyancy and convection. Weather radar. Storms and associated precipitation. Cloud droplet formation and growth of ice crystals. Snow, graupel and hail. Microphysical processes and climate.

Prerequisite or corequisite: LE/ESSE 3030 3.00.

PRIOR TO FALL 2014: Prerequisite or corequisite: LE/EATS 3030 3.00.

PRIOR TO SUMMER 2013: Prerequisite or corequisite: SC/EATS 3030 3.00.

*9 Credits from the list of 15 credits required below

 *15 credits (to include at least 3 credits from EATS courses) from:

LE/ESSE 3130 3.00, LE/ESSE 4000 3.00, LE/ESSE 4000 6.00, LE/ESSE 4020 3.00, LE/ESSE 4220 3.00, LE/ESSE 4240 3.00, LE/ESSE 4600 3.00, SC/GEOG 2400 6.00, SC/GEOG 4205 3.00, SC/GEOG 4210 3.00, SC/GEOG 4215 3.00, SC/GEOG 4310 3.00, SC/GEOG 4400 3.00, SC/MATH 3242 3.00, SC/MATH 3271 3.00, SC/MATH 3410 3.00, SC/PHYS 2060 3.00, SC/PHYS 3050 3.00, SC/PHYS 4120 3.0

Winter

ESSE 4051 - Synoptic Meteorology II (3 Credits)

Course Description:

Synoptic and mesoscale weather systems with emphasis on prediction: focus on forecasting with emphasis on the interpretation of numerical weather prediction models such as the GEM, MC2 and SEF models. Satellite and radar image interpretation for nowcasting.

Prerequisite: LE/ESSE 4050 3.00.

PRIOR TO FALL 2014: Prerequisite: LE/EATS 4050 3.00.

PRIOR TO SUMMER 2013: Prerequisite: SC/EATS 4050 3.00.

 

ESSE 4130 - Atmospheric Dynamics II (3 Credits)

Course Description:

The theory and behaviour of Rossby, baroclinic and internal gravity waves in the atmosphere, including their origin, structure and propagation. Barotropic and baroclinic instability and the global circulation of the atmosphere.

Prerequisite: LE/ESSE 3040 3.00.

PRIOR TO FALL 2014: Prerequisite: LE/EATS 3040 3.00.

PRIOR TO SUMMER 2013: Prerequisite: SC/EATS 3040 3.00.

ESSE 4140 - Numerical Weather Prediction (3 Credits)

Course Description:

The development of computational techniques for the solution of problems in atmospheric dynamics. The construction of numerical models for the prediction of weather.

Prerequisites: LE/ESSE 3040 3.00; LE/EECS 1540 3.00 or equivalent FORTRAN programming experience.

Prerequisite or corequisite: LE/ESSE 4130 3.00 strongly recommended. PRIOR TO FALL 2014:

Prerequisites: LE/EATS 3040 3.00; LE/CSE 1540 3.00 or equivalent FORTRAN programming experience.

Prerequisite or corequisite: LE/EATS 4130 3.00 strongly recommended.

PRIOR TO SUMMER 2013: Prerequisite or corequisite: SC/EATS 4130 3.00 strongly recommended.

ESSE 4160 - Climate and Climate Change (3 Credits)

Course Description:

This course surveys key physical and dynamical processes responsible for both the natural variability in Earth climate, as well as recent anthropogenic climate change. Models of global atmospheric and oceanic circulation and derived reanalysis datasets. Impacts of recent and future climate change, as well as potential mitigation and adaptation strategies, are discussed.

Prerequisite: LE/ESSE 2010 3.00 or LE/ESSE 3040 3.00 or permission of the instructor.

ESSE 4230 - Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere (3 Credits)

Course Description:

An introduction to and summary of the area of remote sensing of the atmosphere from space platforms and from the ground. Topics include atmospheric radiation, atmospheric spectroscopy, inversion theory, instrumentation, satellites, space platforms and future technology.

Prerequisites: LE/ESSE 2010 3.00 or SC/PHYS 2060 3.00; SC/MATH 1025 3.00; SC/MATH 2015 3.00; SC/MATH 2271 3.00. Prerequisite or corequisite: LE/ESSE 3030 3.00 or permission of the Instructor.

PRIOR TO FALL 2014: Prerequisites: LE/EATS 2010 3.00 or SC/PHYS 2060 3.00; SC/MATH 1025 3.00; SC/MATH 2015 3.00; SC/MATH 2271 3.00.

Prerequisite or corequisite: LE/EATS 3030 3.00 or permission of the Instructor.

PRIOR TO SUMMER 2013: Prerequisites: SC/EATS 2010 3.00 or SC/PHYS 2060 3.00; SC/MATH 1025 3.00; SC/MATH 2015 3.00; SC/MATH 2271 3.00.

Prerequisite or corequisite: SC/EATS 3030 3.00 or permission of the Instructor

 *15 credits (to include at least 3 credits from EATS courses) from:

LE/ESSE 3130 3.00, LE/ESSE 4000 3.00, LE/ESSE 4000 6.00, LE/ESSE 4020 3.00, LE/ESSE 4220 3.00, LE/ESSE 4240 3.00, LE/ESSE 4600 3.00, SC/GEOG 2400 6.00, SC/GEOG 4205 3.00, SC/GEOG 4210 3.00, SC/GEOG 4215 3.00, SC/GEOG 4310 3.00, SC/GEOG 4400 3.00, SC/MATH 3242 3.00, SC/MATH 3271 3.00, SC/MATH 3410 3.00, SC/PHYS 2060 3.00, SC/PHYS 3050 3.00, SC/PHYS 4120 3.0

                                                                                      A.General Education Requirement:

non-science requirement: 12 credits;

mathematics: SC/MATH 1013 3.00; SC/MATH 1014 3.00;

computer science: LE/EECS 1011 3.00 or LE/EECS 1541 3.00;

foundational science: SC/PHYS 1011 3.0 and SC/PHYS 1012 3.0 (see approved course substitutes for transfer students;

                                     B.Major Requirements the EATS program core, as specified above (19 credits);

C.Science breadth:

Science breadth: satisfied by above requirements.

                                                                                                     D.Upper level requirement:

A minimum of 42 credits at the 3000 level or higher.

                                                                          E.Additional elective credits, as required, for an overall total of 120 credits.

           F.Standing requirements: a minimum cumulative credit-weighted grade point average of 5.00 (C+) over all courses completed

All Honours BSc degree candidates are encouraged to complete a non-credit industrial internship (normally salaried). This provides experience in a four-month to 12-month placement, normally after the third year of study.